Archive for the ‘Starting From Scratch’ Category

Jason Burton 9mm Commander

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Many people have asked for specific information on the 9mm Commander that Jason Burton of Heirloom Precision built for me. Mostly all I can tell you is that the gun was intended from day one to be built from the ground up as an ideal appendix carry (AIWB) pistol and that ...

Honesty: How Good Am I?

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

I've said for years, 95% of shooters think they're in the top 5%. They're not honest with themselves and fall into a spiral of self-congratulatory behavior for being mediocre while pretending it's excellence. I've realized recently that I fall into that same category. I've spent much of the past year telling myself that ...

Gear Changes: INFORCE APL

Friday, August 7th, 2015

For many years, my favored low-light technique was simply using a flashlight in my left hand while holding the gun in my right. I had very good SHO speed and accuracy. Now that it's diminished so much, the idea of mounting a light on my pistol so I can run it ...

Practice: One Perspective

Monday, July 27th, 2015

In line with the discussion about the difference between the comfort zone and the danger zone in training, these last few months have given me a lot of time to think about what and how to practice. After almost a year and a half off from serious shooting and a couple ...

Discomfort vs. Disorder

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Aim Fast, Hit Fast -- the signature shooting course -- was adapted (one might even say "blatantly stolen outright") from Rich Verdi's excellent Out of Your Comfort Zone class. Rich's program was based on pushing students to go past self-imposed limitations and push themselves to levels they didn't realize they ...

Glock Trigger Pull Experiments

Monday, April 27th, 2015

I'm currently breaking in two Glock gen4 19s. One will eventually become my everyday carry pistol. The other will serve as my primary training gun. Because of the issues with my arm/grip/finger strength, I am making a lot of compromises regarding trigger pull weight that I wouldn't have in the past. ...

Minor Progress

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Finally, after multiple repeated failures, I managed to squeak out an Advanced score on the F.A.S.T. yesterday at the NRA Headquarters Range. I shot three runs at the end of a short practice sessions: 7.32 (clean / 2.39, .60 / 3.29 / .36, .37, .31) 7.01 (clean / 2.28, .63 / 2.87 / .42, .35, .36) 6.62 (clean ...

Ballistic Radio Tonight!

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

I'll be on Ballistic Radio tonight at 7pm. The topic of discussion will be what it's like losing your shooting ability and what it's like trying to get it back. Should be a barrel of laughs! Listen in or check out the podcast once it's up on the 'net. Train hard & ...

Heirloom at 2,000

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

It took more than a month to get there, but the Jason Burton Heirloom Precision 9mm Commander broke the 2,000 round mark on Wednesday. A detailed description of the gun part by part is in the works along with plenty of new photos. Thanks as always to the Heirloom Project ...

Accuracy Matters

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

The Burton 9mm Commander averaged 1.507" five shot groups from a foam rest at 25yd. Ammunition is Federal 124gr +p HST. This is the best of the groups at 0.776 inches. Train hard & stay safe! ToddG